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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are August 9-11, 2019 and September 13-15, 2019.

    Download schedule for the August 9-11 Weekend Zen Retreat.

The schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat, August 9-11, 2019 is:
  • Friday, August 9:
  • 7:30 - 9:30 PM Film: Ai-Un Hugo Makibi Enomiya-Lassalle: Bridge Builder between Zen and Christianity

  • Saturday, August 10:
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-5:30 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, August 11:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast break
    9:00 AM-12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block. Readings for the August retreat will be taken from Zen Odyssey: The Story of Sokei-an, Ruth Fuller Sasaki, and the Birth of Zen in America, by Janica Anderson.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.